30 Things That You Can Do Now To Increase Readability for Your Webpage
- Underline your links. Readers expect links to be underlined, so don’t disappoint.
- Use appropriate space between lines in a paragraph. A quick way to test this is to divide your line-height by your font-size. Ideally you want a value around 1.5.
- Clearly separate your post from the rest of your design. It should be obvious where the post starts and stops. Your sidebar, comments, post meta etc. should be visually distinct from the actual content.
- If you use pull-quotes, make sure they’re extremely obvious and near the top of the article. If a user doesn’t spot them quickly, they aren’t of much use.
- Keep it brief. Odds are that if you’ve written something in 50 words, you could probably say it just as well in 30.
- Use Snook’s Color Contrast Checker on your font and background colors, to ensure the combination is readable to those with visual impairments.
- Use a structured hierarchy in your document, e.g. Title – Intro – Heading – Text – Subheading – Text, etc. This gives your page a more logical flow.
- Refrain from breaking up posts with adverts in the middle. This will interrupt the readers thought train.
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